Here is your guide to the latest buzzwords, trends, creators and memes

For the past 30+ years, the internet has had its own language, jokes and cast of characters. For those who are always online, it’s easy to keep up … but we can’t always be logged into TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and so on.

As TikTok and its 689 million global monthly users gain influence over young people, it can be exceptionally hard to understand where slang terms and other references are coming from, because the app’s interface makes it difficult to link out to external information. Curious users are often left digging through the comments for an explanation for something living rent-free in their heads, and one isn’t always available.

In addition to keeping up with all the definitions and backstories that make up Gen Z pop culture, we also need to keep in mind that much of “Gen Z culture” has been borrowed from and inspired by other cultures. Those communities deserve credit for their influence.

To help decode and demystify the lingo used by young people online, we put together the In The Know Glossary to be your guide through all the latest trends, memes and influencers you need to know to be a part of the conversation. As a new craze pops up every day, this page will stay updated with links out to explainers.

Have at it, besties.

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A

Accountant

ACE Family

Adam Faze

Addison Rae

Addison Rae and Bryce Hall’s relationship

Adrian’s Kickback

Adult Swim TikTok trend

Aesthetics

Annie movie memes

Album cover TikTok challenge

Alejandro Rosario

Alev Aydin

“Alors on Danse” TikTok trend

ALR

Alt TikTok

Amelia Hamlin

American Girl doll teeth TikTok trend

Amish TikTok

Anti-MLM creators

Antworten

“Anything can happen in The Bronx” TikTok trend

Ari Aguirre

Ari Fournier

“As the World Caves in” TikTok trend

“Astronaut in the Ocean” TikTok trend

ATP

Attractiveness scale TikTok trend

Aura color TIkTok trend

Ava Louise

Ava Max

Avant-basic

Avani

Aya Tanjali

B

Baby Ariel

Backpack Kid

Backyardigans TikTok trend

“Bad Romance” TikTok trend

Baka

Barbara Palvin

BBL behavior meme

Bella Fitz and Max Balegde

Bella Poarch

Bella Thorne

Bestie

Big Baby TikTok meme

“Billy on the Street” TikTok resurgence

Blinking game TikTok filter

BMS

Bo Burnham’s Inside TikTok trend

Bomb Moms

“Bongo cha cha cha” TikTok trend

“Boo! I’m a ghost” TikTok trend

Boys World

Brad Mondo

Bretman Rock

Bridgerton

Brittany Broski

Brooke Monk

Bryce Hall

Bunny the “talking” TikTok dog

“Buss It” challenge

Butterfly effect

C

“Call Me By Your Name” TikTok trend

Cartoon TikTok filter

Cartoonify TikTok filter

Caught in 4K

CC

Chance of rain TikTok trend

Charli D’Amelio

Charly Jordan and Tayler Holder’s relationship

Chase Hudson

Chase Rutherford

Cheugy

Chip clip TikTok trend

Chloe Ting

Chlorophyll drink TikTok trend

Chris Miles

Celebrities on TikTok

Celebrity doppelgängers

Celebrity kids on TikTok

Celebrity house TikTok trend

Center of gravity challenge

Chopping dance TikTok trend

Chug Jug with you TikTok trend

Ciusism

Coco Quinn

Cole Carrigan

Color personality quiz TikTok trend

Conan Gray

Controversial TikTok stars

Cori Gabrielle

Crucible TikTok trend

Corpse Husband

Cult TikTok trend

D

Da Vinki meme

“Daisy, Daisy” song TikTok trend

Dalton Gomez

“Dancey Dance” TikTok trend

Dance Moms cast

Dangerous TikTok trends

Danielle Cohn

Dave Team

DC

“Dear Maria, Count Me In” TikTok challenge

Def Noodles

Devil girl TikTok sticker

Deuxmoi

Dice roll walk TikTok trend

Disney copycat recipes

Diss tracks by TikTok stars

Dixie D’Amelio

Down bad

Dowsing rod TikTok trend

“Dramatic story” TikTok trend

Dream

Dynamic photo TikTok trend

D’Angelo Wallace

E

Easy TikTok dances

Elle Zeller

Emily Dobson

Emma Chamberlain

Emzotic

Epcot Ball TikTok trend

Eva Cudmore

“Even the paparazzi team Bryce” meme

F

Fact or cap

Fake Snapchat Photos

Fanfiction

Fast-food secret menu items

“Fax no printer” TikTok trend

Felix Mallard

Flip Day

Flowers for guys TikTok trend

Frankie Jonas

FYP

G

Gaslight, gatekeep, girlboss

Ghost Ship TikTok

Gilmher Croes

Glizzy

Glow look TikTok filter

“Goodbye Connie” meme

Google Form challenge

Gossip Girl reboot

Goth CVS

Green flags

Griffin Johnson

Gua sha

Gunshot TikTok trend

H

Haley Sharpe, aka @yodelinghaley

Hannah Stocking

Harry Jowsey

“Have you ever been in love” TikTok trend

He’s All That movie

“Here comes the boy” TikTok trend

Hero Fiennes Tiffin

Hidden emojis on TikTok

Hive app

“Hold my milk” TikTok trend

“Hopeful for today” TikTok trend

Hot girl walk

“How Bizarre” TikTok trend

“How far would you drive for the girl of your dreams” TikTok trend

Hype House

I

“I guess we’ll never know” TikTok trend

“I hate people who work at the bank” TikTok trend

“I hate all men, but when he…” TikTok trend

“I like you, have a cupcake” TikTok trend

“I remember when I lost my mind” TikTok trend

IBFS

iCarly reboot

Ice in my veins” pose

IG

“I’m a mother” TikTok trend

“I’m going in tonight” TikTok trend

“In Bando we trust” meme

“International Super Spy” TikTok trend

Isabella Brazhnikova

Issy Oakley

“It was real to me” TikTok trend

“It’s the pinky” TikTok trend

“I’ve never felt so alone” TikTok trend

IYKYK

J

J Team musical

Jack Wright

Jackie James

Jackson Mahomes

Jacob Sartorius

Jaden Michael

Jake Paul

Jay Alvarrez

“Jenny darlin’ you’re my best friend” TikTok trend

Jeff Wittek

Jeffree Star

Jimmy Woo

“Johnny don’t leave me” TikTok trend

Joe Alwyn

Jordan Alexander

Josephine Langford

Josh Fight

Josh Morris

Josh Richards

Josie Canseco

Jules LeBlanc

Julia and Lauren Burch

Junebug challenge TikTok trend

Juno sign TikTok trend

K

Kardashian memes

Karen Hausman

Katie Thurston

Kayla Nicole Jones, aka Nicole Tv

Keke Palmer meme

Kiernan Shipka

Kin

King Moxu

KJ Apa

Kohl’s Cash TikTok trend

L

Laci Mosley

Lamila Petschart

Larray

Last Survivor TikTok trend

Laundry stripping TikTok trend

Lawnmower Challenge TikTok trend

Light blue nail polish meme

Lightskin face meme

LinkedIn influencers

Lip reading TikTok trend

Lip shape chart TikTok trend

Liza Koshy

LH

Lookalike TikTok filter

Looted

Loren Gray

Lori Harvey

M

Maddie Ziegler

Madison Beer

Mads Lewis

Malibugoescrazy

Malu Trevejo

Marcus DiPaola

Mary Jo Young

Matthew Morrison hate TikTok trend

Max Ehrich

“Maybe I’m just not as interesting” TikTok trend

McDonald’s secret menu

Megan Is Missing movie challenge

Michael Le

Mike and Kat Stickler

Moldavite

Moots

Mosaic TikTok trend

Motivational Warriors

MrBeast

Muñañyo

“My Mom” TikTok trend

N

Nankles

National park feral people TikTok hoax

“Native New Yorker” Wendy Williams meme

Naur

Nessa Barrett

“Never forget you” TikTok trend

Nia Dennis

Nicholas Galatzine

Nick Austin

Nikita Dragun

NikkieTutorials, aka Nikkie de Jager

Nico Haraga

No cap

No. 7 football player TikTok trend

Noah Beck

“Nobody” TikTok trend

Nutmeg Challenge TikTok trend

O

Offering to pay TikTok trend

Official TikTok Science

“Oh Lord” TikTok trend

“Oh no” TikTok trend

Olivia Ponton

Olivia Rodrigo

Omer Fedi

Ondreaz Lopez

OnlyFans

P

“Pass the Phone” TikTok challenge

Patrick Starrr

Paul Butcher

Peachy Bella

Perfume mask TikTok trend

Pete Davidson

Phone ya TikTok trend

Photo crop challenge

Pinterest lookalike trend

Piratecore

Plumbus

PMO

“Poker Face” TikTok trend

“Potential Breakup Song” TikTok trend

Powerpuff Girls reboot

Psychic artist TikTok trend

Psychology love eye trick

Pudgywoke

Purr

Pzoom

Q

Quenlin Blackwell

Quinton Griggs and Cynthia Parker

R

Rachel Sandy

Rae Dunn women

Rainforest Cafe TikTok trend

Rare aesthetics

Ratatouille the Musical

Ratio

Raya

Reality check personality quiz TikTok trend

Red and blue TikTok filter

Regé Jean-Page

Reiña Silva

Renaissance painting TikTok trend

Rickey Thompson

Rigatoni Pasta TikTok trend

Ririririri

Riyaz

“Running through the six with my woes” TikTok trend

S

S Tier

Sabrina Carpenter

“Savage” TikTok dance

SB

Scalp popping TikTok trend

Sea Shanty

Seagull girl

SFS

Shadow work

Sheesh

“She’s just not into you” song TikTok trend

Shirley Tempeh

Shower orange meme

Sienna Mae Gomez

Silhouette challenge TikTok trend

“Silly goofy mood” TikTok trend

Simp

“Since we’re all gonna die” TikTok trend

Sink reviews TikTok trend

Sister Squad

Skinny TikTok filter controversy

Skull breaker TikTok trend

“Slipping through my fingers” TikTok trend

“Small blue raspberry slushie “TikTok trend

“Small potato” TikTok trend

Smh

Smule app

Sneaky link

Sofia Richie

Sommer Ray

“Space Girl” TikTok trend

Speaking in cursive meme

STA

Stan

Starbucks copycat recipes

Starbucks drinks on TikTok

Straight TikTok

Sunny Malouf

Sunscreen contouring TikTok trend

Sway House

Sydney Chase

S/O/C

T

“Talk to Me” TikTok trend

Tanner Buchanan

Tati Mitch

Tea bomb TikTok

TED Talk TikTok filter

Teleport filter TikTok trend

Thanos snap TikTok trend

That Girl aesthetic

That Vegan Teacher

Thickened water TikTok trend

“This took me three hours to make” Instagram scam

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Thomas Petrou

Thrift cycling

TikTok content houses

TikTok couples

TikTok’s For You page

TikTok hair trends

TikTok Q&A feature

TikTok Room

Tinx

Tony Lopez

Towel challenge

Tramp Stamps band

Trey Lander

“Trill Will” TikTok trend

Trisha Paytas

Trixxie World

Two pretty best friends” meme

“Two best friends in a room … they might kiss” TikTok trend

Ty Bridgwater’s TikTok coffee reviews

U

Uber duck voice generator TikTok trend

V

Valkyrae

“Venom” TikTok trend

Versailles Run TikTok filter

W

Watermelon and mustard TikTok trend

Watermelon rubber band guy meme

What Do You Meme TikTok filter

“What’s Gibby thinking about?” TikTok trend

“When you” TikTok trend

“Where is the sky” TikTok series

White nails meme

William Knight

Willy Wonka TikTok account

Wolf cut

Woodchuck revolution TikTok trend

“Written by a man” TikTok trend

WSG

X

Xyzbca

Y

Yawawe TikTok trend

YouTube drama channels

Z

“Zanzibar” TikTok trend

Ziwe

Zoella

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12-3-30 workout TikTok trend

15Minutes4Me test

2016 makeup TikTok trend

2020 best memes

343543 TikTok trend

369 manifestation TikTok trend

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